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Poster: tresorejas Date: Dec 7, 2006 7:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Tracking Songs?

Tapers,

Why do some tapers break up long jams of multiple songs into multiple tracks? (segue, 'se-(")gwA, proceed to what follows without pause -- used as a direction in music.) Curious as to why? When I upload a show into a player and play in shuffle mode, a song that continues is abruptly stopped right in the middle of a great jam. I used to play and listen to the whole show all at once, but enjoy the possibility of shuffle mode. A thought on why bands/musicians play 2 maybe 3 songs all together (seque): they enjoy hearing/playing and know that the audience does also. Let's leave 20 minutes 20 minutes not a 5, then a 8 into a 7 minute track??????

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Poster: xtifr Date: Dec 7, 2006 5:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tracking Songs?

When a band does a segue from one song to another, I prefer to have them split, although I do wish people would pay more attention to where they split segues. But in most cases, if you're careful, it's easy to find a good transition point that's not too jarring if you break there (or start there). And the advantage of being able to play the track you want more than makes up for anything else, IMO. (Even though I do like the random shuffle sometimes.)

What I don't like is when people split up medleys. When a band plays small parts of several songs, I think it should be left as a single track. IMO, the guiding rule should be: if it's a complete song, it gets a separate track, but if it's just a part of a song, it doesn't deserve or need a separate track. Realistically, you're never going to want to play just a song-fragment on its own. I'll even go so far as to glue medleys back together before I burn.

What I don't have a good answer for is when a band segues into a different song, and then comes back to finish the first song. I think that's a case where you can go either way. Generally, if the middle track is very short (say, under two minutes), I'll leave the whole thing as a single track, but if it's much longer, I'll split into three parts, even though the fist and third parts aren't complete songs.

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Poster: Uncirculated Date: Jan 19, 2007 7:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tracking Songs?

iTunes is reportedly working on a method to link 2 tracks, such that your iPod would know to keep segues or medleys together when you're on shuffle.

In the long run I guess I agree with tracking out each song, let the users find ways to hold 'em together if you must shuffle. You CAN stictch em back together with audio software if needed.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Dec 7, 2006 8:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tracking Songs?

Good question...I've always tracked every individual song in a segue. Of course, I never listen on shuffle mode, so that may have something to do with it. :) Maybe I just like the aesthetics of one song per line in an info file, or having the track listing match the setlist? I dunno.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Dec 7, 2006 2:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tracking Songs?

I like to skip to a single track, sometimes it's in the middle of a segue. I would be very annoyed to have 3 songs in 1 file.

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Poster: cctaper Date: Dec 7, 2006 12:27pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Tracking Songs?

Yes, I do agree. Seems that most folks track all songs seperately out of habit. Would be nice to see a jam left a jam, ehhhh.

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